Zatarain's Copycat Crab Boil Mix

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by omeomy 2

Zatarains was the real thing and boxes of it were found in just about every home in New Orleans. We also like to add 2-3 lemons, quartered, to the water. This is enough for 5lbs shrimp or a dozen blue swimmers.

Top Review by AmyZoe

Wow! I'd never heard of a crab boil mix until it asked for it in a shrimp cocktail recipe. Who knew this was the real Cajun way to prepare shrimp? Very tasty stuff. Thank you for posting your recipe and saving me a trip to the store.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients well, crushing slightly. Place all on a muslin or cheesecloth square, gather corners and tie securely.
  2. When the water for the seafood is boiling add the crab boil sachet along with plenty of salt. Continue boiling until the water takes on color before adding seafood.

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